Flashpoint: Ginni Thomas Found To Have Emailed John Eastman. J6 Committee May Spend Hearing Time On Thomas’ Role In Insurrection


This may very well explain the fact that the January 6 Committee canceled its hearing for this morning and will meet tomorrow instead. I knew there had to be a reason and this fits it, timing wise. Ginni Thomas managed to dodge the bullet before. Zoe Lofgren was asked if the Committee would ask her to testify. Lofgren allowed as how Thomas would most likely not be asked to testify. That deal may be off the table, since it’s been learned that Ginni Thomas corresponded with John Eastman, who, by the by, used to clerk for Clarence. Isn’t this cozy? Washington Post:

The emails show that Thomas’s efforts to overturn the election were more extensive than previously known, two of the people said. The three declined to provide details and spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive matters.

The committee’s members and staffers are now discussing whether to spend time during their public hearings exploring Ginni Thomas’s role in the attempt to overturn the outcome of the 2020 election, the three people said. The Post previously reported that the committee had not sought an interview with Thomas and was leaning against pursuing her cooperation with its investigation. […]

Eastman, who once served as clerk for Clarence Thomas at the Supreme Court, outlined scenarios for denying Biden the presidency in legal memos and in an Oval Office meeting on Jan. 4 with Trump and Pence, The Post and other outlets have previously reported. Eastman has said that Trump was his client at the time.

Earlier this year, U.S. District Judge David O. Carter ordered Eastman to release numerous documents to the committee, rejecting privilege claims Eastman had asserted. In April and May, Eastman turned over more than 1,000 documents to the committee.

In a 26-page ruling last week, Carter addressed another 599 documents that Eastman sought to shield. Carter ruled that more than 400 of those documents were protected by attorney-client or other privilege and should not be released. […]

He ordered Eastman to turn over documents regarding three December 2020 meetings of a group that Eastman described as “civic minded citizens of a conservative viewpoint,” including messages from a person Carter described as the group’s “high-profile leader” inviting Eastman to speak at a meeting on Dec. 8, 2020. The meeting agenda indicates that Eastman discussed “State legislative actions that can reverse the media-called election for Joe Biden.”

“The Select Committee has a substantial interest in these three meetings because the presentations furthered a critical objective of the January 6 plan: to have contested states certify alternate slates of electors for President Trump,” Carter wrote.

Thank God there are some honest judges. Clarence Thomas isn’t one of them. Thomas was the successor to Thurgood Marshall, who was an extraordinary judicial talent. Thomas is Marshall, without the extra. And I think Thomas knows that and that’s the problem. Thomas approached the court in pari delicto, when he drafted his dissent to the records surrounding the insurrection being released. How else would you characterize a judge who writes the sole dissent to a release of documents, because those documents would expose the illegal actions that his wife and former law clerk took to overthrow the results of the 2020 election? Cover up, much?

Thurgood Marshall is rolling over in his grave. And the plot is thickening. And I just want to throw this out there: the cover up is frequently worse than the crime.

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  1. Remember that Eastman clerked for Clarence, so she would already have known him.
    (It looks like she’s going to end up with a date with a completely different court. And Clarence is likely to be an accessory to whatever she did.)


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